This workshop will discuss the differing definitions of resiliency focusing on SAMHSA’s, “bouncing forward”. We will observe some useful videos to help us better understand what resiliency looks like and identify Rainbow Day’s 5 Pillars of Resiliencies. These 5 Pillars consist of 5 Major Messages which include, I AM, I CAN, I HAVE, I WILL, I BELIEVE. Through these Pillars we will identify ways to continue building resiliency in our youth and families. You will add to the tools in your existing toolbox as parents, teachers, counselors, and concerned community members to better guide the children and youth in your life.

Objectives: (for CEU’s)

Participants will be able to name/explain/use:

  • Believing In and Building “Resiliency”
  • Challenges our teens are growing up with and how they differ from when we grew up
  • The truth about resiliency


  • Empathy vs. Sympathy, Brené Brown,
  • The Resilient Self: How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise Above Adversity, Stephen & Sybil Wolin
  • Risk and Protective Factors, Hawkins and Catalano, University of Washington
  • The 5 Major Messages, Rainbow Day’s Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG®) Program
  • Dream Motivational Video by Mateusz M,
  • Pixar’s Boundin’,
  • Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers

Format: PowerPoint, Facilitated Discussion, Interactive Activities, Videos


  • 1 to 1.5 hrs. (Conferences only)
  • 3 hr. Workshop